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Some Jersey Boys stole my heart

Michael Lomenda, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Preston Truman Boyd and John Gardiner. Photo: Joan Marcus

If I had 5 thumbs.. they’d all be up for the pe rformance I caught at the National Theatre Friday night. The Jersey Boys are back and did not disappoint. The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons had the crowd dancing, singing along and up on their feet by the finale. My favorite part is when the guys were performing a concert but it was as if we were watching them from backstage… seeing what they see looking into the crowd. The theatrics were simple and effective. There was intimacy, outbursts of anger and of course a lot of lighting up! Meet the talented cast here. Jersey Boys is here through January 7th. Tickets are still available.

Enjoying the show…

NBC4’s Doug Kammerer and wife Holly

Sue Palka and Bob Madigan

With Colleen Laughlin

Chilli Amar with husband Don

 

Political (Girl) Power reigns Newsbabes 2011

Washington newswomen (and Bob!) come together for one night to make an impact in the community.

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DJ Flounder from DC101 kept the pink party going at the 3rd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. Held at the Fairmont on M Street, the reception was hosted by more than a dozen DC newswomen.

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WATCH: 2011 Newsbabes Bash

WTOP’s Bob Madigan was an honorary host this year- helping us spread the word that men- you too can get breast cancer.The bash helps kick-off DC’s Komen Race for the Cure June 4th.
Guest speakers included Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and DC First Lady Jonice Gray Tucker. Breast cancer survivors DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and FOX News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin wowed the crowd with their inspiring stories. Pictures by Neshan Naltchayan and Manny Fantis.

Party Photos by Metromix DC

  Great Moments

Capitol CAREaoke: CNN, FNC, WUSA Sing Hearts Out

Topp-I-Am also better known as WUSA’s weatherman Topper Shutt helped our newsteam to victory at the 30th Anniversary of ChildHelp’s Capitol CAREaoke. Held at the Ronald Reagan building the event raised thousands to end child abuse… thanks to some very brave media personalities. Check out this awesome video shot by WUSA contributor Leigh Macdonald. It includes Teddy Eynon who had the courage to share his heartbreaking story of surviving abuse as a child.

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CNN’s CREW

Jim Angle leads the FNC’s team

Our social media butterflies Pamela Sorensen and Kate Michael sang with the ‘Scene Setters’ group

Leigh Macdonald with the voice of the CAPS Wes Johnson

With event founder and dear friend Rebecca Cooper and extreme soloist Luke Russert who won the crowd over with his crazy rendition of Born to Run.

Access Washington: Faces & Places of 2010

Thanks to Janet Donovan for this amazing compilation of candids that sum up a year of celebrity, politicos and media heads making buzz in Washington this past year!

 

Newsbabes Bash 'New Site'

Check out the Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer’s new website dcnewsbabes.org . We’ve got video, pictures and event updates galore up. Be sure to stay tuned for details for the annual event coming this May. It’s gonna be bigger and better than ever!

30 Seconds: 'Newsbabes' in Action

Thanks to L.I.A.M. Productions, LLC for this great clip that sums up the successful night!

Related: Newsbabes Bash Blows Up, More than 500 Attend

Newsbabes Bash Blows Up, More than 500 Attend

16 Washington newswomen from different backgrounds, different stations stand together for one night to make an IMPACT!

[Sitting: Laura Evans, Andrea Roane, Sandra Endo, Cynne’ Simpson, Brianna Keilar 2nd Row: Hillary Howard, Anita Brikman, Shawn Yancy, Lesli Foster, Pamela Brown, Lindsay Czarniak, Eun Yang, Sue Palka, Angie Goff, Alison Starling Not Pictured: Rebecca Cooper]

None of us expected the turnout we got. More than 500 people courteously crowded into the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown for the 2nd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. We squeezed Ambassador Nancy Brinker and DC First Lady Michelle Fenty into Degrees for their shared remarks. We were blessed to have them along with the so many men, women and media in pink who pitched in for this year’s Race for the Cure

Watch coverage of the pink packed night on WUSA9 TV Below:

WE ARE LOOKING FOR RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS FOR:
183010: Sylene of Washington Gift Certificate
183227:Sylene of Washington Gift Bag
183060: Georgetown Skin – Dr. Howard Brooks – 3 months of Latisse
183005: Georgetown Skin – Dr. Howard Brooks – Botox and Juvederm package
183226: Dinner for Two at West End Bistro

We raised thousands. Stay tuned for the final tally and more media coverage! Special thanks to MIX 107.3’s Tommy McFly who broadcasted live and worked overtime to get us this video early on!

Brinker, Fenty Headline 'Newsbabes Bash'

Pamela Brown, Angie Goff, Lindsay Czarniak and Sue Palka are a few of the hosts this year!

Pink macaroons, cotton candy, cosmos, dresses and ties! We’re all about the powerful color that is bringing 16 Washington newswomen from all different stations and CNN together for one night.

The 2nd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer is Monday May 10th at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. The event will 100% benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and we are thrilled the founder of the great organization, Ambassador Nancy Brinker will be joining us. Michelle Fenty, President of the Capital Breast Care Center will also give remarks. 

Click: View the invite and event details

Events

The men of DC United will be our hunks who care working behind the bar. DJ Flounder from DC101 will be spinning the hottest jams this season mixed with a little old school! A string of DC A-listers are expected to attend and we’re excited to have Tommy McFly from Mix 107.3 broadcasting LIVE! View the invite and details of the party at
Special Thanks: Nieman Marcus, The Full Cup, Sylene, Sweet Signatures, DJ Flounder from DC1010, Event Media Sponsor Mix 107.3, Fezelry Jewelry, Emperor Vodka & Fuse.

Oh Snap! Cancer survivors, pets rule catwalk

Critters and Couture for the Cure 2010 brought cancer survivors and their pets to the runway at Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase. The event raised money to help uninsured or underinsured women in the DC area get the cancer treatment they need that’s not covered by the government. Emceed by Kate Michael the night honored doctors who have changed the lives of so many women in our area. Watch coverage on WUSA9’s morning show and see a photo recap courtesy Samantha Strauss of Metromix.com  

Polka dots and pets!

Newsies Angie Goff, Anita Brikman, Craig Melvin & Sue Palka

Clancy Kress, founder of Critters for the Cure

Justine Dombrosky and Brittany Van Ness of RGI Events

Krista Johnson & Bloomingdale’s Heather Guay

 

DC Newsladies Dish at Lunch

Pamela Brown, Angie Goff, Lindsay Czarniak, Sue Palka

Contrary to competition belief… us news gals from different stations really do get along. So much so that we frequently meet for a girls lunch out. Today  the fab Colleen Evans invited us to the Westend Bistro in Georgetown. The menu was delightful and the white and purple cauliflower to die for. In the end it was the mini macaroons that stole my heart– and FOX5’s Laura Evans who stole the show. She JUST had a baby boy and still came out to show the love and LOOKED AMAZING! Congrats Laura!

So what do we talk about? Well, us morn gals moan and groan about our hours but then offer our condolences when the primaries like Lesli Foster, Anita Brikman and Shawn Yancy have to dip outta lunch early to prep for their show. Lindsay and I dished about the Olympics and Fashion Week… while we all gave our roundtable YES vote for Pamela Brown’s new hue for her do!

PS:  Chef Joe Palma is so down to earth and is all about having fun with his American fare! Westend Bistro is located in the Ritz-Carlton at 1190 22nd Street NW DC.

PSS: Get ready DC… the babes are already talking Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer #2! Stay tuned, details on the pink flair affair to come. Follow the latest from all of us on Twitter @DCnewsbabes

Susan Nixon, Eun Yang & Colleen Evans 

Lesli Foster & Shawn Yancy

Pamela Brown with Roxanne Roberts

[Pictured: WJLA’s Pamela Brown along wit, WUSA’s Angie Goff, NBC4’s Lindsay Czarniak &FOX5’s Sue Palka, Susan Nixon with NBC4’s Eun Yang and The Ritz-Carlton’s Colleen Evans, WUSA’s Lesli Foster with FOX5’s Shawn Yancy, Pamela Brown and The Reliable Source’s Roxanne Roberts]

 

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